Surrogacy is against natural law and is illegal in Nigeria – Human rights lawyer (VIDEO)

Monday, April 22, 2024 – A Nigerian Human Rights lawyer, Sonnie Ekwowusi, has sparked off a debate on social media after claiming that surrogacy is against natural law and is illegal in Nigeria. 

During an interview with Arise TV, Ekwonwusi said Surrogacy is simply womb renting and is the greatest violation of a woman's dignity and section 30 of the Child Rights Act criminalizes surrogacy.

In his words

‘’Surrogacy is against natural law. It is also against Nigerian law. A lot of people don't know that Surrogacy is illegal in Nigeria because Surrogacy simply means mixing the sperm and egg and putting in the womb of a woman, it is virtually called woman renting. and the woman carries the baby for the nine months and delivers the baby and gives the baby to the person who wants the baby and the same woman goes around and does the same thing for another person . At the end of the day that woman becomes an object and this is why it is said that surrogacy is the greatest violation of a woman's dignity, the greatest violation of the identity of a woman and that is why Section 30 of the Child's Right Act criminalizes it. It says that anybody that buys, sells and exchanges a baby commits a crime and is punishable.

Surrogacy also has to do with Child Trafficking. Part of the Child Trafficking Act also condemns and criminalizes Surrogacy. You have the Child Rights act and the trafficking law against it and the National Health act which talks about Trafficking Human Zygote and Human Embryo because that is what it(surrogacy) is all about.''

Watch a video of him speaking below

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